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A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Uganda launches aerial spraying of desert locusts

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Uganda has launched aerial pesticide spraying to fight off an invasion of desert locusts in the northern and eastern part of the east African...
yellow fever vaccination campaign

African experts discuss combating yellow fever epidemic in Uganda

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Health experts from 17 African countries met here Wednesday to discuss strategies to eliminate yellow fever epidemic on the continent. Ruth Aceng,...
debt

Africa conference on public debt management opens in Uganda

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Public debt managers from 19 African countries, bilateral and multilateral creditors on Wednesday started a three-day meeting here. The meeting aimed at...
Leading sanitation organizations launch Pan-African media fellowship

Leading sanitation organizations launch Pan-African media fellowship

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This week, the Communications, Advocacy & Policy Opportunities and Outreach for Poop (CAPOOP) group launched its first ever sanitation media fellowship. On the side-lines...
A researcher prepares for a test at a national key laboratory of silkworm genome biology in Southwest University, Chongqing municipality, May 31, 2017. (Photo by CFP)

Scientists, researchers to meet in Uganda over global health challenges

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Scientists, researchers, academicians and government representatives from across the world are scheduled to gather here to discuss among others measures to combat global health...
Sanitation

Africa water, sanitation conference opens in Uganda

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Water and sanitation experts from Africa on Monday started a four-day conference here to share experiences on how to accelerate access to water and...
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president calls for patience as border with Rwanda remains closed

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday called for patience as his country's border with Rwanda remains closed for nearly a year. Rwanda...
accident

5 killed in Uganda road accident

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Five people were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident Wednesday night in the western Ugandan district of Kagadi, said district police...
locust

Desert locusts spread to 17 districts in Uganda

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Desert locusts have spread to 17 districts in Uganda, a top government official said Tuesday. Bright Rwamirama, minister of state for agriculture told reporters here...
prisoners

Uganda releases more Rwandan prisoners to ease tension

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Uganda on Tuesday handed over 13 more Rwandan nationals, who were under custody, to immigration for deportation as the two neighboring countries seek to...
locust

Uganda intensifies fight against locusts

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Over 2,000 army and civilian personnel are combing up bushes in the northeastern part of the country to hunt down desert locusts that migrated...
locust

Uganda airlifts pesticides, spray equipment to locust-infested region

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Uganda on Monday airlifted an assortment of pesticides and spray equipment to the northeastern region where desert locusts have spread to six districts. ...
locust

Desert locusts invade Uganda from neighboring Kenya

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Desert locusts on Sunday crossed from neighboring Kenya into Uganda through Amudat in the northeastern part of the country, a government official said here. ...
Aerial panoramic photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows the interior of a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. Wuhan plans to convert three existing venues, including a gymnasium and an exhibition center, into hospitals to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the headquarters for the epidemic control said late Monday. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Uganda’s health minister praises China’s measures to fight coronavirus

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Robinah Nabbanja, Uganda's minister of state for health, on Sunday commended the prevention and control measures taken by China to curb the spread of...

Ugandan military marks 39th foundation anniversary

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The Ugandan military on Thursday marked its 39th foundation anniversary since 1981 when it waged a war as a rebel group. President...
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Tools

Uganda calls for sustained fight against Female Genital Mutilation

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Uganda on Wednesday called for a sustained fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) if the United Nations target of eliminating the procedure by 2030...
locust

Uganda government releases contingency fund to counter desert locust invasion

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The Ugandan government has released 15 billion shillings (about 4.5 million U.S. dollars) as a contingency fund to prevent the spread and invasion of...
President Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president optimistic about China’s measures to contain coronavirus

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said he is optimistic that China will contain the outbreak of the coronavirus and eventually wipe it out, according to...
Somalia

Uganda to withdrawal more troops from Somalia

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The Ugandan military on Sunday said it will start the second phase of withdrawing its peacekeeping troops deployed in Somalia by the end of...
A chopper upon lift off

Uganda dispatches team to probe military helicopter crash

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The Ugandan military on Thursday dispatched a team to investigate a fatal helicopter crash that killed two crew members in the central district of...
President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda gives military award to top AU official for exemplary service

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has given a military award to Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, for his support to the...
Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Bank lowers Uganda’s growth forecast

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Standard Chartered Bank on Wednesday lowered its economic growth forecast for Uganda, citing delays in the commencement of the country's commercial oil production. ...
Mosquito Net

Uganda to distribute 70,000 mosquito nets in rural central region

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Uganda's ministry of health on Tuesday handed over 70,000 mosquito nets to the military to distribute them in the central parts of the east...
Helicopter

Ugandan military helicopter crash kills two in central region

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A Ugandan military helicopter on Tuesday crashed in the central Ugandan district of Gomba, killing two crew members, the military said here. ...
President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda marks liberation day anniversary

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Uganda on Sunday marked the 34th anniversary of the Liberation Day, when the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) took over power after a five-year...
yellow fever vaccination campaign

Uganda confirms yellow fever outbreak, three dead

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Ugandan health minister Ruth Aceng on Friday confirmed that three people have been killed in a yellow fever outbreak in the midwestern and northwestern...
accident

5 killed, 13 injured in northern Uganda road accident

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Five people have died and 13 others were injured after the taxi they were travelling in suffered a burst tire in the northern Ugandan...

Ugandan military set to mark 39th founding anniversary

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The Ugandan military is set to mark the 39th founding anniversary where the military will engage in several civil military relations activities. ...

Ugandan president warns new ministers against corruption

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Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Monday warned newly sworn-in ministers not to engage in corrupt tendencies, saying if found guilty, they would have betrayed...
locust

Uganda announces control measures as locusts invade neighboring Kenya

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Uganda on Friday announced measures to fight locusts in case they invade from neighboring Kenya. The Ministry of Agriculture said it has...